On October 5, 2016, Marilynne K. Roach and Professor Emerson “Tad” Baker presented information about the rediscovery of the actual site where nineteen were executed in 1692 for the crime of witchcraft. Local residents, Patricia Reed and Patrick Kennedy, of Salem Access TV were here to tape and produce this important event and have provided the following video for your information:
Video – Proctor’s Ledge: Gallows Hill
Marilynne K. Roach, an independent researcher, has spent nearly four decades studying the Salem witch trials. Her books include The Salem Witch Trials: a Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege and Six Women of Salem: the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials.
Emerson “Tad” Baker is a professor of History at Salem State University. He is the award-winning author of numerous works on the history and archaeology of early New England, including, The Devil of Great Island: Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England and A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience. He was an on-camera expert for the PBS-TV series Colonial House and has appeared in many witchcraft documentaries, including Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence.